If you've seen my two previous posts, then this one really needs no explanation. This is the Jeopardy online contestant test from a couple weeks ago. I've already posted the first two, this is the third version offered Jeopardy spot seekers.
While I'm no longer eligible to be on the show, you'd be crazy to think I would quickly take the test and see how I did.
In a very weird coincidence, I got the exact same score on all three tests (and it definitely wasn't 50 out of 50). So I have a variance of zero, but something tells me that would change with a larger sample size.
Anyway, here are the 50 questions that demonstrate exactly type of questions and difficulty you can expect on next year's jeopardy contestant test
1. U.S. CABINET DEPARTMENTS
The Fermi Award is given annually by this U.S. cabinet department
2. POPULAR TV
Carlos didn't know of Gabrielle fooling around with the gardener in season 1 of this series
3. HISTORIC FIRSTS
In 1844 this American famously transmitted the line "What hath God wrought"
19th century poet who wrote "O Captain! My Captain!"
This Bizet title character works in a cigarette factory
Stilton is a blue one
7. RHYME TIME
An autumn cotillion
8. FICTIONAL SLEUTHS
Jane is the first name of this Agatha Christie amateur detective
9. SUBATOMIC SCIENCE
An atomic number is equal to the number of these in an atom's nucleus
10. MOVIE MONSTERS
During an electrical storm in this 1931 horror film, a monster comes "alive"
11. FOREIGN PORTS
Casablanca is a seaport of this country
These wars were fought between Rome & Carthage from 264 to 146 B.C.
This student of Plato wrote "Physics" & "Metaphysics"
14. LEGAL TERMS
If you died intestate you didn't leave one of these behind
The son of the legendary Julio Iglesias, he released his "Greatest Hits" in 2008
"One"; or, the pre-1958 way to listen to recorded music
17. MATH TERMS
A function's domain is the set of possible values of x; this is the set of possible values of y
Named for a philanthropist, it's the State University of New Jersey
"Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin is about this U.S. president's cabinet
A 1931 cow's skull is a masterpiece of this painter who spent her later years in New Mexico
Mount Rainier is the highest peak in this range
22. THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
The 2008 winner was peacemaker Martti Ahtisaari, former president of this country
23. BELOVED BOOKS
The land of Oz & its wonderful wizard were created by this author
Ferdinand Magellan was an explorer from this country
It's the second planet from the Sun
26. THE NEWSPAPER BUSINESS
As of 2008 the co. that bears the name of this Chicago newspaper also owned the L.A. Times
27. STARTS WITH 'G'
It's a derogatory slang term for someone who marries for money
28. SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET
He's Laertes' advice-dispensing father
29. SPORTS TEAMS
This NFL team went undefeated in the 2007 regular season
30. WORLD CURRENCY
The note worth 100 of these units bears a picture of the Bolshoi Theater
31. BIBLICAL PEOPLE
In the Old Testament book named for this successor to Moses, he sends spies into Canaan
32. 20th CENTURY NOVELS
This Ayn Rand novel tells the story of a visionary, untameable architect
33. HISTORIC FRENCHMEN
P.M. from 1624 to 1642, this cardinal helped make France dominant in Europe
The Quakers are more formally known as the Society of these
35. WORLD CAPITALS
Asuncion is this country's capital
"The Executioner's Song" is one of the major works by this American writer who died in 2007
An affliction for centuries, this nutritional disorder is also called vitamin C deficiency
Going by AKC registrations, this long-haired cutie is the most popular terrier
"The Rite of Spring" is a ballet from this Russian composer
It's the antonym of "dystopian", a word applied to "Brave New World" & "1984"
41. AROUND THE SOUTH
This, not Atlanta, is Georgia's "Mother City"
42. AMERICAN THEATRE
It's the last name shared by Willy & Biff in "Death of a Salesman"
43. THE 1990s
The target of criticism in the 2008 campaign, this 3-nation treaty went into effect Jan. 1, 1994
44. OY VEY!
The USA's worst commercial nuclear accident took place in this state
45. BEFORE & AFTER
Late menswear designer turned immigration station
Used in dusting powder, this 4-letter mineral is the softest on the Mohs hardness scale
47. TURKEY (THE COUNTRY)
East of the Dardanelles, this Turkish strait leads into the Black Sea
48. CHARACTERS IN BOOKS
His desperate flight through the Paris sewers is a highlight of "Les Miserables"
49. AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS
Barack Obama nominated him to be the first African-American attorney general
She starred in director Baz Luhrmann's films "Moulin Rouge!" & "Australia"
And like the other ones, here are the answers:
1. Department of Energy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Samuel Morse
4. Walt Whitman
7. a fall ball
8. Miss Marple
12. Punic Wars
14. a will
15. Enrique Iglesias
19. Abraham Lincoln
20. Georgia O'Keeffe
21. the Cascades
23. L. Frank Baum
24. Spain or Portugal - see discussion
26. the Tribune (Company)
27. a gold digger
29. New England Patriots
32. The Fountainhead
36. Norman Mailer
38. Yorkshire terrier
39. Igor Stravinsky
45. Perry Ellis Island
47. the Bosporus (or Bosphorus)
48. Jean Valjean
49. Eric Holder
50. Nicole Kidman
Hope you did well! If not, I'd recommend studying either through an awesome site like Sporcle.com or with a book like this one:
It was the one I used to study before I went on the show.